At this webinar Derek Satnik from s2e Technologies presented an overview of the cross-Canada research on how different cities can effectively enable developers to build net-zero energy communities. This study focused on which technologies to use, how to invest in them, and how to get innovative projects approved through municipal processes.
The study was a partnership between FCM and eight developers from four medium-sized Canadian cities to observe three basic concepts:
- The technical feasibility of achieving net-zero energy communities at the eight projects
- The financial feasibility of building such projects
- The process feasibility to obtain government approval of projects and all required permits
These eight projects cover the most common types of development in cities, including brown and green fields, landfills, re-urbanization, heritage, mixed densities, land use, and others.